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ACQUISITION & CONTRACTING

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Are You Following the GovCon Dollars? Join the Spring 2017 SAGE™ Cohort!

Small federal contractors are missing revenue and relationship opportunities and leaving money on the table. Since FY2009, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies have increased spending by more than $1B each fiscal year when leveraging a procurement method that reduces agency administration and favors small business concerns. This during a period that has seen a significant downturn in overall contracting obligations. Follow the money small business! Continue reading

Webinar on 3/30 for newly launched Maryland Defense Network!

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Towson University, the Maryland Department of Commerce invites Maryland defense contractors and subcontractors to leverage the Maryland Defense Network (MDN) tool. This free resource captures, compiles, and presents information about federal contract and grant actions by DoD agencies with features for exploring companies part of … Continue reading

Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ – a GovCon Business Accelerator

The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is our virtual education, training and advisory cohort focused on results through empowerment. Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow, Small Business?

This post looks at how FY2016 obligated dollars got to small business concerns based on solicitation type and the award instrument used, to help small businesses minimize lost dollars and lost time in government contracting when it comes to identifying prospective customers and opportunities. Continue reading

Will Pricing at the IDIQ Level Disappear?

The change could lead to the creation of contract vehicles that use only technical factors to evaluate bidders, leaving pricing competition to take place at the task order level. Source: Will Pricing at the IDIQ Level Disappear? – Nation Analytics

Simplified Acquisitions Impact on Small Business – FY2016 (YTD)

This is for everyone who has ever wondered about the federal agency buys known as ‘Simplified Acquisitions’ and if they really matter. Continue reading

DoD to begin piloting replacement for Common Access Card after Christmas

DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen said he had asked the IT industry to submit proposals for advanced ID management technologies that deliver “ten factor” security without the use of smart cards or any other additional hardware, and that four such proposals are already on his desk awaiting his review Continue reading

DoD about to revamp its processes for buying business IT systems

If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems. Continue reading

How agencies use big data to improve health, security, save money

But the agency is just starting to learn how big the implications of that data can be. Continue reading

Cost Realism: Agency Must Evaluate Employee Compensation Rates

the GAO held that an agency erred by basing its realism evaluation on offerors’ fully burdened labor rates, without considering whether the direct rates of compensation were sufficient to recruit and retain qualified personnel. Continue reading